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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for Downtown Albion

Michigan Business Network
September 23, 2019 1:00 PM

Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Restore Our Coke Sign” campaign bringing art and history to downtown Albion

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s
Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Downtown Albion will soon gain three public art installations to celebrate its unique history and culture through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Albion Community Foundation announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by Nov. 3, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/cokealbion.

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Israeli Mobility Startups visit Detroit

Michigan Business Network
September 18, 2019 1:00 PM

Israeli Mobility Startups visit Detroit
DRIVE TLV Innovation Center visit to Detroit aimed at enhancing mobility connections between Michigan and Israel

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MEDC's International Opportunities Explained

Michigan Business Beat
September 9, 2019 3:00 PM

In this interview, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)'s International Trade Development Manager Jacob Schroeder catches up with MBN about some of the corporation's international trade endeavors.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Riverfront Pavilion” project in Otsego

Michigan Business Network
September 4, 2019 9:00 AM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

 

LANSING, Mich. – The riverfront of the Kalamazoo River in downtown Otsego will gain a gathering space through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Otsego Mainstreet DDA announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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Cherry Republic Cultivates New Growth Opportunities

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Cherry Republic Cultivates New Growth Opportunities

The Traverse City area is known across the country as the nation's "Cherry Capital," so it is only fitting that Cherry Republic calls the region home. Since 1989, the company has leaned into the community’s lighthearted moniker, building its success by selling more than 200 cherry-based products, ranging from nut mixes and salsas to cherry-infused wine and beer.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “Art on the Block-Arte en la Cuadra” Project in Southwest Detroit

Michigan Business Network
August 13, 2019 5:00 PM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Southwest Detroit will celebrate its fourth year of Art on the Block-Arte en la Cuadra, a public art initiative that will bring murals and events to the neighborhood through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit Garage Cultural announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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MEDC's Pure Michigan Business Connect's International Trade Team

Michigan Business Beat
August 13, 2019 3:00 PM

Connect with your
International Trade Manager

 

In June, the MEDC adjusted its organizational structure to promote efficiencies and cross-collaboration between business units. As a result, the MEDC has created a new Market Development team, comprised of both industry and policy experts. Jeanne Broad has shifted from her role as International Trade Manager (ITM) to focus on trade policy and international development as a member of the Market Development team. Since Jeanne's transition, the ITM territories have been redistributed among the remaining five ITMs.

 

Click here to view the updated territory map. While most areas of the state remain unchanged, a few counties have been affected. If you have questions regarding your company's point-of-contact, please email us at export@michigan.org.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Wilson Center Auditorium” project in St. Johns

Michigan Business Network
August 13, 2019 10:00 AM

$20,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – The final piece of the Wilson Center Auditorium renovation in St. Johns will be completed through a new crowdfunding campaign , the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local nonprofit St. Johns Schools Foundation for Excellence announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

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MEDC | Six Companies Awarded PlanetM Grants

Michigan Business Network
August 8, 2019 4:00 PM

Six companies awarded PlanetM grants to deploy mobility solutions in Michigan

Propelmee, Aveopt, GoKid, Intvo, Aerotronic and AKTV8 among the latest recipients of the PlanetM Mobility Grants

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., August 7, 2019 — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the latest PlanetM Mobility Grant recipients during her opening remarks at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars. The six new startups recognized by Governor Whitmer aim to address today’s toughest mobility and transportation challenges, including traffic congestion reduction and improved pedestrian and road safety. Propelmee, Aveopt, GoKid, Intvo, Aerotronic and AKTV8 are the third round recipients of PlanetM’s Mobility Grants, with a total of more than $450,000 in grant funding awarded this round.

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MEDC | Business Expansions Around the State Bring New Investments, Good Jobs to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
August 8, 2019 2:00 PM

  • Two business expansion projects expected to generate total investment of $14.9M, create 188 jobs
  • Online marketing and software solutions company expanding existing footprint in Allendale, creating 12 high paying jobs
  • Leader in the automation, engineering and prototype build industries expanding existing facility in Port Huron, generating $14.4M in investment

 

LANSING, Mich. –  Two projects expected to generate a total investment of $14.9 million and create 188 jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
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